Posted: March 12, 2018 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Deaths, Kaiulani, Kingdom of Hawaii, Royalty, Teasers
Today in history — March 12, 1899 — thousands of people visited Princess Kaiulani’s body in Kawaiahao Church to see her one last time. After the funeral service, a procession went from King Street to the Mausoleum, and 25,000 people watched the hearse surrounded by carriages pass by. Military men, clergies, pall bearers, kahili bearers, and torch bearers followed. In the Royal Mausoleum, Princess Kaiulani was laid to rest with her mother Princess Likelike.
Read more about it in “Princess Kaiulani Is Laid to Rest.”
“Princess Kaiulani Is Laid to Rest”
The Hawaiian star, March 13, 1899, Image 1
Posted: March 10, 2018 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Deaths, Kamehameha III, Kingdom of Hawaii, Teasers
Today in history — March 10, 1903 — Kamehameha III’s son, Prince Albert Kunuiakea, died in a house. His body was interred at the Royal Mausoleum in Nuuanu with the Kamehameha family. Considered the heir presumptive, Kunuiakea served in the House of Representatives of Hawaii during the Provisional Government’s rule. Read more about it in “Prince Kunuiakea Joins the Majority.”
“Prince Kunuiakea Joins the Majority: Last of the Kamehameha Heirs to Hawaii’s Throne Will Be Buried Sunday in the Royal Mausoleum in Nuuanu”
The Hawaiian gazette, March 13, 1903, Page 2
Posted: March 6, 2018 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Deaths, Kaiulani, Kingdom of Hawaii, Royalty, Teasers
Today in history — March 6, 1899 — Princess Kaiulani died at age 23 in her Ainahau home. Sadness enclosed Hawaii. Many spoke of Kaiulani as gentle, generous, gracious, and unassuming. A stream of carriages visited her home, and family and friends mourned with her father Archibald Scott Cleghorn and brought flowers. Government building flags flew half-mast. Read more about it in “Day of Sorrow.”
“Day of Sorrow: All Grieved to Learn of Kaiulani’s Death”
Pacific commercial advertiser, March 7, 1899, Image 1
Posted: February 3, 2018 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Deaths, Kingdom of Hawaii, Lunalilo, Teasers
Today in history — February 3, 1874 — King William Charles Lunalilo died in his bedchamber, surrounded by the royal family. After his death, wailings were heard across Hawaii. The next night, hundreds of people gathered at Lunalilo’s home. Read more about it in “Death of the King.”
“The Death of the King”
Pacific commercial advertiser, February 7, 1874, Image 2
Posted: January 21, 2018 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Deaths, Kalakaua, Kingdom of Hawaii, Royalty, Teasers
Today in history — January 21, 1891 — King Kalakaua died at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco.
In December 1890, King Kalakaua took his last trip to San Francisco, never to see home again. A doctor recommended the ill king to seek medical treatment in San Francisco, California. Unfortunately, Kalakaua’s health worsened, and he died of Bright’s disease.
Read about the Hawaiian Kingdom’s bereavement in “King Kalakaua Dead.”
“King Kalakaua Dead”
Hawaiian gazette, February 3, 1891, Image 1
Posted: December 15, 2017 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Deaths, Kamehameha III, Teasers
Today in history — December 15, 1854 — King Kamehameha III died. During his reign, he initiated the Great Mahele and oversaw the Westernization of Hawaii. The Hawaiian Kingdom mourned his death and held a grand funeral for him at Iolani Palace, complete with processions, black kahili, feather cloaks, and a glit crown.
Read more about it in “Funeral of Kamehameha III.”
“Funeral of His Late Majesty: Kamehameha III”
Polynesian, January 13, 1855, Page 142, Image 2
Posted: November 11, 2017 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Deaths, Kingdom of Hawaii, Liliuokalani, Royalty, Teasers
100 years ago today — November 11, 1917 — Queen Liliuokalani died. Dressed in a holoku of borcaded duchesse satin trimmed with rose-point lace, her body rested in state on a yellow-draped koa table in Kawaiahao Church. Hundreds of people went to pay tribute to Hawaii’s former head of state.
Read more about it in “Body of Hawaii’s Queen Rests in State.”
“Body of Hawaii’s Queen Rests in State”
Honolulu star-bulletin, November 13, 1917, Image 2